As soon as the clouds come out, there’s one thing in life I cannot resist: wrapping myself up in a dreamy scarf. Oh, and also watching Sex in the City with a cup of tea, of course. Scarves are a girl’s best friend. Versatile, energetic, carefree, they understand what we want in a wardrobe and know just how to lift us up on gloomy days.

The scarf in this Fashionista’s look is the star of the outfit. Contrasting stripes detail her scarf for a cool, artistic finish. I tend to be one who notices the fine print, and I cannot get over the delicate fringe trim accents on the ends. Perfection. The lively print lends itself to an urban charm as it’s paired with a smooth, creamy sweater with a pop of olive green on the sleeves. The earthy colors woven in the scarf are a killer combination with the color-blocked sweater, helping to maintain an effortless vibe. Keeping it casual, this Fashionista threw on her dark denim and slipped into her camel suede oxfords.

This Fashionista plays it cool with layering to complement her flawlessly draped scarf. Her three-tiered necklace hangs in tandem and with the touch of gold, adds depth and elegance to her laid back look.

How To: When styling yourself, consider the various ways you can tie your scarf. My favorite is the infinity loop, like this Fashionista’s. Since your scarf is the all-star of your outfit, pick a style and pattern that fits your personality, such as airy with tassels or tie-dye with fringe. The key to nailing the scarf: bring it to life by giving it a little fluff as you walk out the door. Pair it with a flowing T-shirt dress and knit cardigan or shorts and a knit sweater, and you are ready to face the day.